Riparian Bike Tours

The Water Underground presents Pedal-powered tours of Bay Area watersheds. A series of rides along creeks and shorelines throughout the spring and summer:

* Learn about local history and ecology!

* Get your fingers wet testing the local waters!

* Explore water that flows around you!

Each Ride is limited to 15 people, so sign up early!

$15-50 (no one turned away)

A benefit for the Gold Fish Film, by Sarolta Cump


San Leandro Bay Ride
Thursday, 19 April at 6-8pm
Meet at Fruitvale BART
(Non-bicylists: contact Rachel for driving options)

Bike around San Leandro Bay at dusk with bird enthusiasts Rachel Bay Harris and Mike Perlmutter. Learn about local history and ecology, and get your fingers wet testing water quality! Perfect for bike-lovers and water-lovers.

Rachel Bay Harris watches birds at Arrowhead Marsh.


Temescal Creek Ride
Sundays, 6 & 20 May, 1-4pm
Meet at Rockridge BART
(Alternate route available for bicyclists who want to skip the hill)

Follow the creek from Lake Temescal in the Oakland hills down to its mouth by the Emeryville Shellmound. Water-lovers Rori Rohlfs, Qilo Matzen and special guests lead this ride full of local history, first-hand creek observation, and water quality testing. Traverse the free flowing creek, buried creek, and fake creek and learn how Temescal Creek ended up this way!


Islais Creek Ride (San Francisco)
Sunday, 12-3pm

Date Changed! Check back for more details.
RSVP to aaron:
(Wheelchair-users and non-bicyclists: contact Aaron for route options)

Bicycle-builder and creative force Aaron Wieler leads this downhill ride through southeast San Francisco along Islais Creek.


Alameda Creek Ride
Sunday, 22 July, 9am. About 6 hours.
Meet at Union City BART

Ideal for those bicyclists who want a flat, long ride! Led by water educators Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Peter Ralph, this day-long ride in Fremont takes cyclists from Union City BART through mudflats and wetlands to the Coyote Hills, with its stunning views of the Bay and diverse fauna.  Mostly bike path (no cars); some gravel roads.


One Response to “Riparian Bike Tours”

  1. Marvelous post, I like it.

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